How does COVID-19 spread?

We believe this new virus spreads mostly from person to person through respiratory droplets produced when someone who is sick, coughs or sneezes. This is similar to how flu and other respiratory illnesses spread. These droplets can land in the mouth or nose of people nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs most person to person spread happens when people are in close contact. Its also possible that this virus can spread when someone touches a contaminated surface and then touches the mouth nose or eyes. You